The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Abbott continue to
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
workplaces. OSHA and Abbott hereby renew their Alliance originally signed September 10, 2003 and
renewed November 15, 2005. Both groups remain committed to providing information, guidance, and
resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. Through the renewal, the groups will
particularly address emergency preparedness and the business value of safety in the workplace. In
renewing this Alliance, OSHA and Abbott recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation
Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and Abbott will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and Abbott's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Abbott's national and local meetings and other events such
as health care industry conferences.
- Work with other Alliance participants on safety and health issues that are addressed and developed
through the Alliance Program.
OSHA and Abbott will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and
health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary
cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and
communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have
proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance
with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency
enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will
include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other
appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-Site Consultation Projects'
participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason
at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of both signatories.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Health and
Robert D. Morrison
Divisional Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health,
Safety & Energy